Whistling Sisters

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  • Corner Ghuznee & Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington
  • International Sharing Platters Dietary - Dairy Free Friendly Dietary - Vegetarian Friendly Dietary - Gluten Free Friendly
  • Live Music Offers Early Bird Deals
  • 11:30AM - 01:00AM More times
    • mon 3:00pm - 12:00am
    • tue 3:00pm - 12:00am
    • wed 11:30am - 12:00am
    • thu 11:30am - 12:00am
    • fri 11:30am - 1:00am
    • sat 9:00am - 1:00am
    • sun 9:00am - 12:00am
    • $$ - Avg Main $20+
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Whistling Sisters

Corner Ghuznee & Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington
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Review: The Fermentery, Wellington

Janan Jay for Stuff 18 April 2018

The service… Amazing. The place was packed, and the host managed to find me a spot, nicely tucked away. The friendly staff, who go above and beyond, know the dishes inside out and are super passionate about the food.

The vibe… Industrial chic. Rough concrete and steely accents meet modern lighting, with plush curtains and carpets. Sit downstairs if you want to enjoy the upbeat music, upstairs if you'd rather it a bit quieter.

If you go… You can't step in here without trying the beer. I would drink my own body weight in that chocolate oatmeal stout ($5) if I could...

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Restaurant review: Whistling Sisters shines bright

David Burton for Stuff 5 April 2018

Whistling Sisters, its logo informs us, is not a brewery but a "fermentery".

That sounds whimsical, yet in a small way it's true, since the fermentation theme runs through both the beer and the opening menu of chef John Allred, working in his kitchen beside the gleaming, sculptural microbrewery.

Spent beer grains are sprinkled whole into the house sourdough, providing soft, chewy nuggets. Ox tongue is pickled, there's house-made sauerkraut alongside the juicy Kielbasa sausage, and even the fries are fermented. In truth, the downside of wet fermentation would seem to be a slight loss of crispness. But I'd easily trade this for the flavour: it was like having chips with the malt vinegar built in...

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